Rasta student officially sues Achimota School, demands admission and compensation
Family of one of the Rastafarians denied admission by Achimota School have dragged the school to court.
According to a report by Citi News who have sighted the suit, the family of Tyrone Marguay are demanding that the court orders Achimota School to admit their child.
They want a declaration that denying a student admission because he keeps dreadlocks is “a violation of his right to education guaranteed under Articles 25(1)(b), 28(4) of the 1992 Constitution.”
“…There is no lawful basis for [Achimota School] to interfere with the applicant’s right to education based on his rasta through which he manifests or expresses his constitutionally guaranteed right to religion and to practice and manifest same,” – the lawsuit says
In addition to the admission, they want compensation for the “inconvenience, embarrassment, waste of time, and violation of his fundamental human rights and freedoms”.